Re: Psychology and usefulness

Paul Prescod (papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca)
Mon, 17 Jul 1995 16:57:56 -0400 (EDT)


From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Message-Id: <199507172057.QAA13035@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Subject: Re: Psychology and usefulness
To: mikebat@clark.net (Mike Batchelor)
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 1995 16:57:56 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org
In-Reply-To: <199507171508.LAA20089@clark.net> from "Mike Batchelor" at Jul 17, 95 11:08:52 am

> I don't know if SGML supports the concept, but couldn't certain throwback
> tags like <i> and <b> be interpreted in the new standard as aliases for
> <em> and <strong>, with the goal of deprecating them in a future standard?

A tag name should not imply more about its formatting than it can deliver.
Why not deprecate them (as well as BIG and SMALL) and get it over with?

 Paul Prescod